There are a couple things you should know about this dinner idea. First, it’s WAY easy to make. Like, you really don’t even need a recipe (although I’ll still go ahead and tell you how I make my version). And the second thing is that I think this is the perfect dinner for October because… the colors! Black and orange—total Halloween colors.
If you’re not way into sweet potatoes, you totally should be. They are absolutely full of flavor, and I hear they are pretty good for you too. And my husband can tell you that I will put black beans on just about anything if you let me. I’m a black bean fanatic.
Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Black Beans, serves two.
2 sweet potatoes
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 can (15 oz.) black beans
2 cloves of garlic
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
salt + pepper
For garnish I highly recommend shredded cheese, sour cream and green onions.
Wash and scrub the sweet potatoes. Cut in half and then lightly cut the top 1/3 of the each side into cubes. Rub with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake at 375°F for 45+ minutes. My potatoes were on the smaller side so 45 minutes was enough time to cook them through, but if your potatoes are larger, you may need to increase the baking time. Just check them by trying to cut through a thick part with a fork. If you can’t easily cut through, keep baking.
Towards the last 10-15 minutes of the potatoes’ baking time, get the beans going. Mince the garlic and cook in a small pot over medium heat in 1/2 tablespoon olive oil for a minute or two. Add in the drained beans. Stir in the spices and season with a little salt and pepper. Once those are heated through, you’re ready to go.
Serve the beans alongside the sweet potatoes. Top with cheese, sour cream and green onion. Dig in! This is total comfort food—enjoy. And if you’re looking for another recipe with sweet potatoes, give this roasted sweet potato recipe a try! xo. Emma
Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.
This is one of my families FAVORITE meals now!! Its inexpensive and easy!!
Thank you gals at ABM-You all ROCK!!
I just want you to know, I made this for dinner tonight, and it’s stupid how good it is. Thank you! This is my new go to dinner.
mmmmm this look amazing! def. making this next week!
rae of love from berlin
Yum this looks like such a great easy dinner idea for the midweek rush. Love the colours and the vegetarian friendly bonus!
Sweet potatoes and black beans are two of my favourite foods (chocolate is up there too though!) I would have never thought about combining the two but am certainly going to try it now 🙂 thanks!
Yum, it looks delicious!
This looks, and sounds, delicious! What a great meal for fall weather!
This looks absolutely delicious!!
How have I never thought of this combination!? What a great idea for a quick weeknight dinner. Thanks Emma!
I love sweet potatoes, but I’ve always baked or fried them. Never thought to roast them. Thanks for sharing this! 😀
Oh Yes, this looks like something you just have to make! And very nice for halloween indeed, guess what I will be making. Thanks for the idea!
Oh this sounds delicious. Black beans are the best beans, hands down. I will def be having this for dinner this week! Might throw some crispy baon or pancetta on top though..? Is that allowed? 🙂
Yum! Sweet potatoes and black beans are my go-to dinner when I am tired or get off work late. I like to add pickled jalapeños on top too. Thanks for sharing Emma!
Looks good! I’ll have to do that for dinner one day this week!
I just made this for my dinner this evening and it was absolutely delicious! Thanks so much for this recipe! I’ll definitely be having this again. X
You guys are correct-these are yams. They are sweet and not overly starchy. Good comment. 🙂
You can always bake him a pie too…..
Oh gosh-you have to! They are my absolute favorite bean. 🙂